After a week of snowfall we recieved about 1.2 meters of the goods. On new years it cleared up for the first time for a whole day since it started to snow. It was very cold up to -18 C the beginning of the week but by new years it was plus Degrees on the mountain. The snow on pure south facing slopes got a little sun baked but still skied extremely well, all shaded slopes above 1500m were still great dry deep pow. Apart from that there was a lot of windloading and slap avalanches in the alpine.
Spectacular day! The Shindelrgrad chair remained closed on the 31st and everything was still fresh when they opened up yesterday morning. Skiing bigger lines with full visibility was a great change after week of relatively bad visibility. There are a lot of super fun couliors right off the lift. The valluga cable car also gives access to a great face.
The storm days actually had the best snow quality and good riding was to be found in the trees. The snow was just amazing fluffy, dry, floaty, cold powder.
Super stoked to start the new year with such a great day. There is more snow in the forecast too!